Homecoming 2009 festivities began on Friday afternoon, when high school students filled the school’s gymnasium for a spirited pep rally. The band played, cheerleaders kept the crowd going, and Homecoming coordinator Ellen Lynch introduced the Homecoming Court. It was an afternoon of fun and school spirit for all who attended, including staff, administration, and members of the board of education.
That night it was standing room only as students, parents, and members of the community came together to enjoy an evening of exciting football, good food, and time with friends. Students, parents, teachers and administrators proudly marched behind their floats as a parade celebrating school pride officially started the Homecoming festivities. The band played as fans filled the stands ready to cheer for their team. School spirit and community pride were at an all-time high when Big Red took the field, ready to play. And play they did. The cheers of the crowd, led by the Varsity Cheerleaders, broke through the night air.
Halftime entertainment was provided by the Glen Cove High School Kickline followed by the introduction and crowning of Homecoming King Adam Ramadan and Queen Alyssa Allen.
Homecoming 2009 ended, but the memories of that night will last a lifetime.
The Locust Valley Fire Department is set to host their second annual Spaghetti Dinner with all proceeds going toward Nassau County Operation Wounded Warrior, a non-profit 501c3 organization formed by members of the Nassau County Fire Department.
The dinner takes place Saturday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the LV firehouse.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi hosted a beach-naming ceremony in honor of Luke Anthony Mercadante, the first Italian-American mayor of Glen Cove. With the assistance of Brian Mercadante, nephew of Luke, Mayor Suozzi arranged for this formal ceremony to rename the beach at Garvies Point “Mercadante Beach.”
The YMCA at Glen Cove hosted a dedication ceremony for the new Martone Children’s Center. The new- state-of-the art facility will provide pre-school, after school childcare and day camp programs to over 200 children each day.
The project cost was $2 million. Capital Campaign Chairman Peter Treiber spearheaded fundraising efforts that reached over $1.5 million through private donations and government grants.
This past summer, various Glen Cove teachers worked on curriculum and staff development projects. “It was all about 21st century skills,” said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Shari Camhi. “We concentrated on things like integrating new technology and being global.” Some of the new technology in the schools includes video scanners and recorders, podcasting, Twitter accounts and document cameras for student learning.
Third-grade teacher Ilene Abramson said that her classroom will use the Internet, video, radio and all the technology that is currently available. “We want to correlate our curriculum with what is out there in the world,” she said. Some of the accomplishments gleaned were a more detailed curriculum, the utilization of interdisciplinary approaches and the inclusion of websites and integration of videos in lessons and books.
Ann Ashmeade of Floral Park stood with tears in her eyes as Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi congratulated her for being a lottery winner in the county’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which gives first-time homebuyers in Nassau County the opportunity to own their own home.
The program calls for the county to purchase and rehabilitate homes that have been foreclosed and then sell them affordably to those who qualify, including first-time homebuyers.
Nassau County Legislator Diane Yatauro of Glen Cove announced a “Drug Disposal Program” on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glen Cove Police Department and local Nassau County Police Precincts.
Legislator Yatauro said, “I urge all residents to go through their medicine cabinets to see if there are any unwanted, expired, unused or illicit drugs and bring them all to any of our drop-off locations.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi has invited Glen Cove residents to participate in the next series of Neighborhood Town Hall Meetings scheduled for this fall. During these meetings, residents will have the opportunity to speak with Mayor Suozzi and the Glen Cove City Council regarding any concerns that they have pertaining to their specific area of the neighborhood. In addition to the mayor, several representatives from various city departments will be present to address concerns and answer questions.
In the past, residents have addressed several issues with the mayor and city council, including missing street signs, signage needing repair, illegal occupancy, overgrowth of foliage, excessive speeding concerns, street maintenance, abandoned homes and litter, among other complaints.
Get a head start and get your application from the Chamber Office now! This scholarship is open to any student who resides in the City of Glen Cove and who will be entering their senior year in the fall of 2009, regardless of high school attended. The deadline for applications is October 1. Scholarship funds will be awarded with proof of your college registration letter.
The 2009 scholarship recipient will be awarded on Sunday evening, October 25 at The Celebrate Glen Cove Gala Event with a free ticket for admission. Parents will be offered tickets to attend at a discount from the usual charge by the Chamber.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi announced that he received more than 2,100 petition signatures for re-election as mayor of the City of Glen Cove. Together with his city council team of Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nick DiLeo, Sean Dwyer, Mike Famiglietti, Tony Jimenez and Tim Tenke, Mayor Suozzi is endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, Working Family and Glen Cove Voters parties. In his initial successful bid for mayor in 2005, Mayor Suozzi said he created the independent Glen Cove Voters organization to, “remove political influence from local government and create transparency, accountability, and openness for residents and businesses alike.”
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